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Report Night Fishing for Stripers

Lureman

Member
Went out on the Blackhawk, Waterford, CT the other night with my daughter, Heather. We were fishing adjacent to Race Rock. We fished with eels first and no one had a ny luck. I have a bite but no fish. We all switched to bucktail jigs and still no fish. Around 10pm, I got my first bite and a keper Striper(32"). After that nothing for about 5 drifts. Then it all went array. Everyone started catching stripers and bluefish. I got my second striper(34"), and that sealed my limit. I felt bad for Heather, she did not catch anything. The guy next to us gave her his fish, although she really wanted to catch a fish. Anyway, we got another fish from another guy and we came home with 4 fish. Now I have striped bass for tghe winter. Pics attached
 

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barresi

Moderator & Outdoor-Fishing Salt Pro Staffer
Hey Lureman...Sounds like a good night fishing! Were you using bait or lures?
 

Lureman

Member
night fishing for stripers

We used eels the first 3 hours - no luck. Switched to a bucktail jig(black, red) with 16oz of weight. Everyone caught their fish on jigs.
 

barresi

Moderator & Outdoor-Fishing Salt Pro Staffer
Thats an interesting and effective approach. 16oz weight with a bucktail. If you have some time, please explain that setup. It sounds like bucktailing with a 3 way swivel. I've used that technique on the boat. Depending on the current, I've used any where from 1-3 oz bucktail with a 3 ft leader, tied to a 3 way swivel, and about a 12in of mono to a bank sinker, size depending on depth and current. It's a rig that the commercial pin poppers use to catch stripers. Works well when there not in the mood for live or chunk bait. Thanks..Vito
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